Melbourne Cup Day Evening


Watch part of the RMP’s 2016 performance here! Click here to watch the RMP’s performance of the 2016 National Anthem with Dami Im.

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On Melbourne Cup Day Evening (Tuesday 7 November) the RMP  will again host a public fundraiser / social event at the RMP Drill Hall from 6.30pm, a “Cup day Classical Cabaret”. The inaugural event was held in 2014 as an important fundraising event for the RMP, following the loss of all funding from the City of Melbourne in the 2014 round of triennial arts funding. It quickly sold out, was held again in 2015, and last year was also a great success and sold out.

Friends, families, audience, fellow musicians, and members of the wider community have the chance to show their support of the RMP by joining members of the RMP Choir and Orchestra for a relaxed, informal social gathering and musical celebration.

Tickets include fine wines and gourmet cheeses, fruit platters and delicious nibbles, tea coffee, pastries and light refreshments as well as wonderful entertainment provided by some of Australia’s finest opera, instrumental and chamber musicians.

Maestro Andrew Wailes will again assemble an extraordinary line up of talent for the 2017 event who will thrill and entertain as they perform throughout the evening.

Entertainment last year included outstanding award-winning Australian virtuoso pianist Stefan Cassomenos, Principal singer with Opera Australia and Royal Opera Covent Garden Suzy Shakespeare (soprano), outstanding young jazz pianist Adam Cook, young New Zealand born tenor Zachary McCulloch, emerging opera singer Shakira Dugan (mezzo soprano), accomplished accompanist Jodie Lockyer (piano) and the exciting Naomi Summers (soprano).

Artists who have previously appeared at this event have also included outstanding award-winning Australian pianists  Tristan Lee and Amir Farid,  violinist Monica Curro (Assistant Principal 2nd Violin, MSO), Philip Arkinstall (Associate Principal Clarinet, MSO), distinguished soprano Merlyn Quaife AO, leading contralto Liane Keegan, contemporary chamber music ensemble PLEXUS, bass baritone Daniel Carison (2014 RMP Aria Winner), Michelle Wood (cello, MSO), rising young tenor Douglas Kelly, Flamenco pianist Zen Zeng and more!!!

There will be another huge silent auction with all proceeds going to the fighting fund to help keep the RMP making music in Melbourne for another 165 years.

This year bring your friends, and get behind the RMP and help support one of Melbourne’s Musical Icons!

If you wish to donate anything for the 2017 Silent Auction (service vouchers or experiences, artwork, jewellery, non perishable foods, glassware, silverware, wines and spirits, gourmet items, toys, CDs and DVS, electrical goods etc, please email or all 0433 661 971. Collection can be arranged for large items or they can be delivered to the Drill Hall prior to the event.

Tues 7th November 2017 6.30pm -10.30pm

At: The Drill Hall, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 3000

(Home of the RMP)


Book online via Trybooking:

Tables of 10 available on request if you have a group and you would like to sit together.

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